Tate’s Sentence

by flammeusgladius

Tate’s Sentence

 

 

Did you engender Revelation’s Beast?
We have that from a two-bit medium.
I to such prophecies am almost numb.
I don’t seek the apocalyptic feast.
Your role there is what interests me the least.
If that’s how Satan plans, he’s really dumb,
and all his howling threats are wearisome.
I will not agonize. I’ll call a priest.
Nevertheless, my lad, you’re fascinating
beyond the crimes you managed to confess
to Dr. Harmon, then pontificating.
Did you expect him ever to say yes?
At least you had grown worthy, lad, of hating
as you were sentenced to your loneliness.

 

 

–Tom Riley